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Guide to the Jane L. Berdes Papers, 1525-1993

Collection Overview

The Jane L. Berdes Collection (1525-1993) has as its focal points the four Venetian welfare institutions known as the Ospedali Grandi and their role as providers of musical training for girls and women. The inclusive dates for the collection begin with the dates of primary materials Berdes collected and extend through her lifetime. The collection consists primarily of Berdes's research notes and materials on the Ospedali Grandi, and photocopies or microfilms of primary sources, including musical scores in manuscript and printed editions. It also contains correspondence, photographs, recordings and printed materials. Berdes identified the maestri of the Ospedali Grandi, the music performed, and the names of over 800 women who were members of the cori , but relatively little is known about them individually with the exception of Maddalena Lombardini Sirmen. In addition, the collection features general materials pertaining to other women in music throughout history. The user is advised that some photocopies are unattributed and, where Berdes did not indicate composer or author, no attempt has been made to provide one. The archive contains very few of Berdes's personal papers.

The bulk of the collection is found in the Research Notes and Materials Series, which contains information gathered in preparation for her books on the Ospedali Grandi and Maddalena Lombardini Sirmen (MLS). The heart of this series is the Ospedali Grandi data designated as "Raw Materials," which contains information culled from primary sources and arranged by subject. Most subseries provide documentation for Raw Materials, including copies of primary and secondary sources, pictures of instruments and iconography, and a bibliography. Similar materials pertaining to Sirmen are here also, as is general information about women in music.

The Music Series contains manuscripts and early printed editions of music performed at the Ospedali Grandi in the form of photocopies or microfilms (printed scores in modern edition are grouped with Printed Materials). There is particular emphasis on the compositions of Sirmen, including some recordings of her music. Works by Bertoni, Galuppi, Hasse, Jommelli, Vivaldi and others are grouped alphabetically by composer. The Correspondence Series contains both general professional correspondence and "Thesis Correspondence," that is letters from other scholars, libraries, archives, museums, and churches in Italian, French and English concerning the Ospedali Grandi and Sirmen. The Miscellaneous Series includes Berdes's other publications on both musical and nonmusical subjects, music criticism, course notes from classes she taught or attended, and memorabilia from her years at Oxford University. A selection of pertinent reference books from Berdes's library is found in the Printed Material Series, as are some libretti, and musical scores by Vivaldi in modern edition.

The user is advised to consult Box #1 for an introduction to the contents of the collection. It contains a copy of Berdes's book Women Musicians in Venice: Musical Foundations, 1525-1855; two copies of her dissertation, entitled Musical Life at the Four Ospedali Grandi, 1525-1855; two binders described by the donor as "the road map to the collection" and a videotaped review of its contents prepared by Berdes.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Jane L. Berdes papers, 1525-1993
Creator
Berdes, Jane L., 1931-1993
Extent
79.5 Linear Feet, 46,000 Items
Repository
Duke University. David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language
English.

Administrative Information

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This collection contains many photocopies and microfilm copies of items which belong to other libraries and archives. Photocopies of materials gathered from other repositories by Jane Berdes may require permission of the owner institution to further reproduce or publish. Also, in the collection there are unmarked photocopies of materials from other repositories that Berdes made from microfilm (in the Music Series, Microfilm Subseries). Users making further copies for their own research do so at their own discretion. Before publication of any such materials, it is the researcher's responsibility to identify the original source and obtain permission.

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Contents of the Collection

Archive review videotape
Box 1
Women Musicians in Venice: Musical foundations, 1525-1855
Box 1
White binders which are guides to the archive
(2 binders)
Box 1
Dissertation in binder: Musical Life at the Four Ospedali Grandi, 1525-1855
Box 1
Bound copy of Musical Life at the Four Ospedali Grandi, 1525-1855
Box 1
Dissertation bibliography
Box 1

Mainly photocopies and microfilms of primary documents and secondary sources, writings and notes associated with those sources, bibliography materials, and data culled from primary archival sources and organized by topic. Also includes printed documents which were originally on computer disk. Divided into sixteen subseries.

1687-1770
Box 2
18th century
Box 2
Liturgy
(2 folders)
Box 2
Genres
Box 2
Motets, 1760s
Box 2
Derelitti/Motet, 1750s
Box 2
Incurabile/Motets and Dialoghi, 18th century
(2 folders)
Box 2
Mendicanti/Motets, 1770s
Box 2
Derelitti/Solo Motets, 1770s
Box 2
Incurabile/Solo Motets, 1760s
Box 2
Mendicanti/Solo Motets, 1750s
Box 2
Pieta/Solo Motets, 1770s
Box 2
Cantatas, Serenatas, 1760s
Box 2
Oratorio
Box 2
Derelitti/Oratorios, 1770s
Box 2
Incurabile/Oratorios, 1700
Box 2
Mendicanti, 18th century
Box 2
Mendicanti/Oratorios, 1700
Box 2
Pietà/Oratorios, 1715
Box 2
Sacred Vocal Works, 18th century: Alpha by composer, A-Z
(8 folders)
Box 2
Sacred Vocal Works, Anonymous, 18th century
Box 2
General
(5 folders)
Box 3
St. Mark's Archive at St. Apollonia, 1720-1870
(4 folders)
Box 3
Benedetto Marcello, 18th century
(3 folders)
Box 3
Miscellaneous
(5 folders)
Box 3
Archive and Library holdings
(7 folders)
Box 4
Derelitti
(3 folders)
Box 4
Incurabile
Box 4
Mendicanti
(5 folders)
Box 4
Pietà
(2 folders)
Box 4
Institution: Pietà
Box 5
General history in 9 stages
(7 folders)
Box 5
Contemporary correspondence
Box 5
Miscellaneous
(9 folders)
Box 5
Documents
(18 folders)
Box 6
Contemporary commentary
(11 folders)
Box 7
Secondary sources
(7 folders)
Box 7
Secondary sources
(18 folders)
Box 8
Secondary sources
(17 folders)
Box 9
Folders 28-30 are CLOSED.
Box 9
Secondary sources
(16 folders)
Box 10
Secondary sources
(3 folders)
Box 11
Model for other institutions
(2 folders)
Box 11
Iconography
(13 folders)
Box 11
Bibliography files
(4 boxes)
Box 12
Bibliography files
(4 boxes)
Box 13
Bibliography files
(4 boxes)
Box 14
Bibliography files
(3 boxes)
Box 15
Bibliography files
(2 boxes)
Box 16
Instruments
(5 folders)
Box 17
Maestri and composers
(7 folders)
Box 17
Venice
(4 folders)
Box 17
Venice
(9 folders)
Box 18
Chapter II
(3 folders)
Box 18
Chapter III
(4 folders)
Box 18
Women Musicians in Venice: Chapter III
Box 19
Repertoire
Box 19
Institution populations
Box 19
Fact sheet
Box 19
Figlie di Coro
(2 folders)
Box 19
Musical chronology
Box 19
Maestri and composers
Box 19
Contemporary commentary
(4 folders)
Box 19
Obligations of Coro Inserviente
Box 19
Librettists
Box 19
Glossary; Guide to Library Siglia
Box 19
Patrons and benefactors
Box 19
Liturgical State calendars
Box 19
Government; Aristocracy structure
Box 19
Iconography; Instruments
Box 19
Plates
Box 19
Post Dissertation: Research ideas
(6 folders)
Box 19
Post Dissertation: Research ideas
Box 20
Funding Proposals
(2 folders)
Box 20
Dessimination
Box 20
Draft of book
Box 20
Documents v.I-v.III
(10 folders)
Box 20
Watermarks
Box 20
Iconography
Box 20
Marriage information
Box 20
Bibliography
Box 21
Miscellaneous
(6 folders)
Box 21
Tartini
(3 folders)
Box 21
Venice
Box 21
Seeger, Ruth Crawford
(2 folders)
Box 21
History course
(3 folders)
Box 21
History course
(3 folders)
Box 22
Miscellaneous
(12 folders)
Box 22
Bouquet-Boyer
Box 22
Gastone Vio
(3 folders)
Box 23

Arranged by topic in alphabetical order.

Libretti (3 reels)
Box 23 A
Oratorio Libretti
Box 23 A
Libretto
Box 23 A
Libretti
Box 23 A
Alessiani
Box 23 A
Bianchini
Box 23 A
Bona
Box 23 A
Bona
(2 reels)
Box 23 B
Caffi
Box 23 B
Concini
Box 23 B
Fort
Box 23 B
Giacomo
Box 23 B
Ivanovich
Box 23 B
Kiesewetter
Box 23 B
Maiers
Box 23 B
Meyerbaer
Box 24 C
Murari
Box 24 C
Ortes
Box 24 C
Rudolf
Box 24 C
Sceriman
(2 reels)
Box 24 C
Selvaggi
Box 24 C
Swale
Box 24 C
Tartini
Box 24 C
Venetian ambassador to spain
Box 24 D
Capitoli
(2 reels)
Box 24 D
Cistercian
Box 24 D
Disgrazie
Box 24 D
Figlie
Box 24 D
Guistiniani
Box 24 D
Inventario
Box 24 D
Maps
Box 24 D
Memoire
(2 reels)
Box 24 E
Ordini
Box 24 E
Sovegno
Box 24 E
Storia
Box 24 E
Terminazione
Box 24 E
Pardies
Box 24 E
Parte
Box 24 E
Pieta
Box 24 E
Esposti
(9 reels)
Box 24 F
Esposti (4 reels)
Box 25 G

Includes photocopies (arranged alphabetically by composer), microfilm and cassette recordings of music.

Alessani
Box 25 G
Anfossi
Box 25 G
Bertoni
(2 folders)
Box 25 G
Bianchi
Box 25 G
Carcani
Box 25 G
Cimarosa
Box 25 G
Cordans
Box 25 G
Furlanetto
(2 folders)
Box 25 G
Miscellaneous
(3 folders)
Box 25 G
Dixit Dominus
Box 25 G
Sacrifizio di Jephte
Box 25 G
Hasse: Miscellaneous
(2 folders)
Box 25 G
Miscellaneous
(2 folders)
Box 26
Fanciulli
Box 26
Poplo ebreo nel Deserto
Box 26
Serpentes in Deserto
Box 26
Toillite Hostias
Box 26
Haydn: Cantata d'Ariana
Box 26
Miscellaneous
Box 26
Miserere
Box 26
Sei Duetti/Print (Venice: Zatta and Figli, 1789) I-Vc V219
Box 26
String Trio in G Major: Unpub. Mss: I-An Ms. Mus. 89. Attr. to Lodovico Sirmen
Box 26
Sei Trii. op1/ Print (Amsterdam: Hummel, 1769) GB-Cku RW 27.233-G, item 10
Box 26
Violin Concerto in Bb Major: Mss. I-Gl M.3b.24.26
Box 26
Quartet No. 1 in Eb Major Mss.: I-Gl M.3b. 2u.23
Box 26
Quartets: Mss. I-An Ms. Mus.28. Attr. to Lodovico Sirmen
Box 26
Rondo
Box 26
Overture in Bb Major: I-Mc. N/L6-5, No. 18
Box 26
Quartet fragment: GB-Cpl Ms. 81, No. 21 (clarinetto)
Box 26
Quartet No. 3 in Bb (= No. 4) Ms. I-Bc kk.126 Atti. to MLS
Box 26
Six Quartets/Print
Box 26
I-Nc Ms. 22.3.8 "ML-S" Eb, Bb, f, E, S.Bb
Box 26
Print (Paris: Berault, 1769) gb-Lbm S.413
Box 26
Print (London: Wm. Napier, 1773) Gb-Cu Mr320 a. 75401
Box 26
Six Trios / Opus1. London: Welcker, 1771. Gb Lbm s. 471
Box 26
Six Trios: Op. 1, Mss.
Box 26
Mss. Trio in F attributed to Maddalena Lombardini-Sirmen (=No. 6 of L. S. Op. 1) I-Ds Musiche 2797
Box 26
Trois in Bb unpublished. Private collection, Modena, Original Ms. and photocopies
Box 26
Mss. Trios in D (No. 3) and G (No. 5). I-Bc kk. 126
Box 26
Opus 1: Ms. D-DDR-Bds; Ms-5186-5191
Box 26
Duets: Miscellaneous
Box 26
Op. 5: Print: Paris, Venier 1775. F-pbn, k 6077
Box 26
E-Mn. M.1684-1685/5
Box 26
Gb=Lbm g.421.r. /12. [g. 413]
Box 26
B. Hummel, 1773
Box 26
Duet No. 2 in D Major: Mss. I-Os, Mss. Musiche B 2796
Box 26
Violin Duet in C, No. 6: Mss. I-Mc. A.27.18.4
Box 26
Violin Duet in E, No. 4 : Mss. I-Gl. Attributed to Lodovico Sirmen
Box 26
Six Duets: I-Gl. N.1.6.6. (Sc. 17)
Box 26
Trois concerts Opus 2: Print: (Amsterdam, Hummel, 1772) E-Mn M709-716/9
Box 26
Six Concerts: Print, Miscellaneous
(2 folders)
Box 26
Concerto
Box 27
Six Violin Concertos: Print
Box 27
Six Trios Opus1/s Musik Museet
Box 27
Six Violin Concertos: Print (London: Wlm. Napier, 1773) E-Mn M6888-899/1
Box 27
Concertos opp. 2, 3, 4/Print (Paris: Borrelly, 1775-1777) S-Skma
Box 27
Two Trios/Print: ed. by Lauro Malusi, 1983
Box 27
Adagio aus einem Violinkonzert: Print
Box 27
Violin Concerto in E, No. 2: Mss I-NC Ms 9651 (No. X. 1983)
Box 27
Six Concertos, Opus 2/Mss (Amsterdam: 1772) S-L sam1. Kraus
Box 27
Concerto in G Major for flute w/violin obbl./Mss I-Pca N.1744.D.V.
Box 27
A Concerto/Print (London: Napier, 1772). US-WC M1012.S.62.Op.3.p
Box 27
Six Concertos in 9 parts /Print (London: Napier, 1773) US WC M1012.S62.Op.3
Box 27
Trois Concerts/Print
Box 27
Trois Concerts/Prints, NL-DHgm 3946.75, B. Muz.
Box 27
Trois Concerts Opus 2/Print (Amsterdam: 1772, GB Cku 23.185)
Box 27
Three Concertos/Prints
Box 27
Concerto a Violino Solo con suoi Ripieni/Mss
Box 27
Violin Concerto in C, No. 10 (=6) Mss Cs-B 89-D, A8
Box 27
Concerto No. 1 in Bb Major/Mss I-Tra N. 749/X.13.N.17
Box 27
Violin Concerto in Bb, No. 1/Mss I-Gl M.3b.24.25
Box 27
Violin Concerto in B flat No. 1 Mss I-Vnm Cod.It.Iv.1524 (11472)
Box 27
Violin Concerto in Bb No. 1 (reads No. 4) Mss I-Bc kk.126
Box 27
Violin Concerto in A, No. 3 I-Os. Mss Musiche B.2795
Box 27
Trois Concerts, Giordani Transcription (Napier) D-DDR-WRz Mss
Box 27
Six Concertos for the Harpsichord transcribed by Giordani: Print
Box 27
Giordani Transcriptions (London: Napier, 1773) GB Lbm R.M. 17.c.4
Box 27
Giordani Concerto Transcriptions US-WC M1011 S64.Op. 3. G5 US-NY pl 15862DA
Box 27
Six Trios. Opus 1/s-Musik Museet
Box 27
Six Trios. Opus 1/Print
Box 27
Six Trios. Op. 1/Print (Paris: Sieber, 1771) F-Pc K6076
Box 27
Six Trios, Opus1/Prints
Box 27
Violin Sonata in A Major
Box 27
Six Sonates Op. 4/Print (Amsterdam: B Hummel, 1773) NH-DHgm
Box 27
Six Sonates a Deux Violons Moravian Music Foundation
Box 27
Unpublished Concertos
Box 27
Violin Concertos/Berdes, editor
(2 folders)
Box 27
Violin Concertos: Berdes, editor
Box 28
Marsand
Box 28
Martini
Box 28
Monteverdi
Box 28
Mozart
Box 28
Pampani
Box 28
Pollarolo
Box 28
Porpora
Box 28
Sacchini
Box 28
Salari
Box 28
Scarlatti, A.
Box 28
Tartini
Box 28
Valentini
Box 28
Vivaldi
Box 28
Miscellaneous
(3 folders)
Box 28

Microfilm filed by last name of composer whose work appears first on reel. Reels may contain works by multiple composers.

Maddalena Lombardini-Sirmen (9 boxes)
Box 28 A
Maddalena Lombardini-Sirmen (2 reels)
Box 28 B
Sirmen
Box 28 B
Bassani
Box 28 B
Bertoni
Box 28 B
Bernasconi
Box 28 B
Calegari
Box 28 B
Como
Box 28 B
Cimarosa
Box 29 C
Fantoni
Box 29 C
Furlanetto (5 reels)
Box 29 C
Galuppi (2 reels)
Box 29 C
Galuppi
Box 29 D
Gasparini
Box 29 D
Giordano (2 reels)
Box 29 D
Hasse (3 reels)
Box 29 D
Jommelli (2 reels)
Box 29 D
Jommelli
Box 29 E
Latilla (3 reels)
Box 29 E
Marcello
Box 29 E
Martinelli
Box 29 E
Martini
Box 29 E
Mozart
Box 29 E
Pallavicino
Box 29 E
Pampani
Box 29 F
Pescetti
Box 29 F
Porpora
Box 29 F
Pollarola (2 reels)
Box 29 F
Raffaele
Box 29 F
Rovetta
Box 29 F
Sarti (2)
Box 29 F
Tartini
Box 30G
Vinacessi
Box 30G
Vivaldi
Box 30G
Cantatas
Box 30G
Canzonettas
Box 30G
Six Quartets
Box 30G
Organ Sonatas
Box 30G
Popular Songs
Box 30G
Violin Concerto
Box 30G
1 box cassettes
Box 30G

Arranged chronologically.

General, 1972-1994
(7 folders)
Box 30G
Thesis, 1974-1979
Box 30G
Thesis, 1980 -1991
(4 folders)
Box 31
Women's Studies Research Center, 1993
Box 31
Miscellaneous, 1985-1992
Box 31

Arranged by topic.

Publications:
(9 folders)
Box 31
Publications: Not scholarly
(5 folders)
Box 32
At Oxford
(3 folders)
Box 32
Berg
Box 32
Chopin
Box 32
Dissertation plates
Box 32
18th century keyboard concerto course
Box 32
Funding proposals
(2 folders)
Box 32
Miscellaneous
Box 32
String Quartets
Box 32
Liturgical
Box 33
Lombardini-Sirmen, Maddalena
Box 33
Medieval Music history course
(5 folders)
Box 33
Meyer-Baer, Kathi
Box 33
Monographs
(5 folders)
Box 33
Mozart bicentennial
Box 33
Music criticism
(4 folders)
Box 33
Music criticism
(5 folders)
Box 34
Music history
(8 folders)
Box 34
Music history
(13 folders)
Box 35
Music history
(12 folders)
Box 36
19th Century Music course
(2 folders)
Box 36
20th Century Music course
(2 folders)
Box 36
20th Century Music course
(6 folders)
Box 37
Venetian Art
Box 37
Women's Studies
(7 folders)
Box 37

Includes books, scores and libretti in modern editions.

Ammiriamo, Venezia
Box 38
Arte Veneta
Box 38
L' Archivio I.R.E.
Box 38
Arte e Musica all' Ospedaletto
Box 38
The Prado
Box 38
Basilica
Box 38
Catalogo Della Pinacoteca
Box 38
A Catalogue of 18th Century Symphonies
Box 38
Catalog of Pre-1900 Vocal Manuscripts in the Music library, University of California at Berkeley
Box 38
The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy
Box 38
The Companion Guide to Venice
Box 38
Il Conservatorio Di Musica Benedetto Marcello Di Venezia
Box 38
Culture Et Pouvoir Dans: Les Etats de Savpoe Die VII Siecle a la Revolution
Box 38
Daily Life in Venice (at the time of Casanova)
Box 38
Dizionario del Dialetto Veniziano
Box 38
Difesa della sanità a Venezia
Box 38
The Drawings of Andrea Palladio
Box 38
Dizionario of Elbbreviature latine ed italiane
Box 38
An Eighteenth-Century Musical Chronicle
Box 39
The Eighteenth-Century Woman
Box 39
Ars Musica Musica Scientia
Box 39
Five Centuries of Music in Venice
Box 39
Francesco Gasparini (1661-1727)
Box 39
Il Fondo Musicale Dell'I.R.E. Instituzioni Di Ricoveroe Di Educazione Di Venezia
Box 39
The Genius of Venice, 1500-1600
Box 39
A History of Venice
Box 39
Music and the Culture in Italy from the Middle Ages to the Baroque
Box 39
Music in the Middle Ages
Box 39
Music in the Renaissance
Box 39
Ospedaletteo La Sala Della Musica
Box 39
The Oratorio in Venice
Box 39
nuova rivista musicale italiana
Box 39
Pallade Veneta
Box 40
Nel Regno Dei Poveri
Box 40
San Girolamo Miani E Venizia
Box 40
La Sculoa Musicale Di Napoli (4 vols.)
Box 40
Storia Della Cultura Veneta
Box 40
Thematic Catalog of a Manuscript Collection of Eighteenth-Century
Box 40
Italian Instrumental Music
Box 40
Venice (A Docmentary History, 1450-1630)
Box 40
Venice (a travellers' companion)
Box 40
Venice and Its Lagoon
Box 40
Venezia
Box 40
Venice (The Biography of a City)
Box 40
Virtuose in Italy, 1600-1640
Box 40
The Opera Libretto Library
Box 41
Antonio Vivaldi (A Guide to Research)
Box 41
Veneziano Europeo
Box 41
Credo
Box 41
Deus tuorum militum
Box 41
Magnificat
Box 41
Laudate pueri Dominum
Box 41
Dixit
Box 41
Magnificat
Box 41
Gloria
Box 41
Vivaldi
Box 41
Oratorio
Box 41
Ariadne on Naxos
Box 41
Joseph and his Brethren
Box 41
Agrippina
Box 41
Miscellaneous Vivaldi scores
Box 41
Oratorio/Mendicanti
Ovsz. Box 43
Incurabile/Oratorio
Ovsz. Box 43
Sacred Vocal Works, alpha by composer G-F
Ovsz. Box 43
Archive and Library Holdings
Ovsz. Box 43
Derelitti
Ovsz. Box 43
Pietá; (2)
Ovsz. Box 43
Mendicanti (3)
Ovsz. Box 43
General history in 9 stages
Ovsz. Box 43
Documents (4)
Ovsz. Box 43
Documents (8)
Ovsz. Box 43
Documents (12)
Ovsz. Box 43
Documents (14)
Ovsz. Box 43
Documents (15)
Ovsz. Box 43
Secondary sources (15)
Ovsz. Box 43
Contemporary commentary (2)
Ovsz. Box 43
Model for other institutions (2)
Ovsz. Box 43
Iconography (1)
Ovsz. Box 44
Iconography (5)
Ovsz. Box 44
Venice (3)
Ovsz. Box 44
Venice (7)
Ovsz. Box 44
Venice (9)
Ovsz. Box 44
Women musicians in Venice: Chapter III (2)
Ovsz. Box 44
Repertoire
Ovsz. Box 44
figlie di Coro (2)
Ovsz. Box 44
Fact sheet
Ovsz. Box 44
Musical chronology
Ovsz. Box 44
Liturgical, state calendars
Ovsz. Box 45
Maestri and composers
Ovsz. Box 45
Patrons and benefactors
Ovsz. Box 45
Government, aristocracy structure
Ovsz. Box 45
Iconography and instruments
Ovsz. Box 45
Volume I (2)
Ovsz. Box 45
Volume II (2)
Ovsz. Box 45
Volume III (1)
Ovsz. Box 45
Volume II (1)
Ovsz. Box 45
Maddalena Lombardini-Sirmen (MLS) (3)
Ovsz. Box 45
Women in music (10)
Ovsz. Box 45
Maddalena Lombardini-Sirmen (MLS): Rondo
Ovsz. Box 45
Six trios/London, Welcher 1771 Gb Lbm g. 471
Ovsz. Box 46
Trio in Bb Major (Modena) #7, marked #24
Ovsz. Box 46
String Quartets/Print (London: William Napier, 1733) Gb-Cu MR 320.a.75401
Ovsz. Box 46
Violin Sonata in A Major
Ovsz. Box 46
Duets
Ovsz. Box 46
Trois Concerts Opus 2/Print (Amsterdam: Hummel, 1772) E-Mn M709-716/9
Ovsz. Box 46
6 Concertos in 9 Parts/Print (London: Napier, 1773)US WC M1012.S62.Op.3
Ovsz. Box 46
A Concerto/Print (London: Napier, 1772) US-WC M1012.S.62.Op3
Ovsz. Box 46
Violin Concerto No. 1 in Bb MSS I - Vnm Cod lt. IV. 1524 (11472)
Ovsz. Box 46
Concerto
Ovsz. Box 46
Berdes, editor
Ovsz. Box 47
Violin Concerto/Berdes, editor (3)
Ovsz. Box 47
Galuppi (1)
Ovsz. Box 47
Sei Duetti/Print (Venice: Zatta and figlie, c. 1789)
Ovsz. Box 47
Sei Trii Op.1
Ovsz. Box 47
Pampani
Ovsz. Box 47
Porpora
Ovsz. Box 48
Miscellaneous
Ovsz. Box 48
Miscellaneous (2)
Ovsz. Box 48
Music history (1)
Ovsz. Box 48

Historical Note

DateEvent(s)
1931, Sept. 13Born
1953Received B.A. in Journalism from Marquette University
1972Received grant from the National Music Critics Association
1979Received M.M. in Musicology from University of Maryland
1982Received an award from the National Endowment for the Humanities
1983Enrolled in Wolfson College, Oxford University
1984Received grants from the American Association of University Women and Wolfson College, Oxford University
1989Received PhD in Musicology from Oxford University
1989-1993Honorary Fellow in the University of Wisconsin-Madison Women's Studies Program; Women's Studies Research Center
1990Instructor, Department of Music, Madison Area Technical College
1991Instructor, Outreach Program, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Published modern edition of Violin Concertos by Maddalena Laura Sirmen (1745-1818), Recent Researches in Music of the Classical Era, Vol. 38
1993Published Women Musicians of Venice: Musical Foundations, 1525-1855 (Oxford University Press)
1993, Aug. 31Died

Berdes was a member of the following professional organizations: American Association of University Professors; American Musicological Society; American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies; College Music Society; Royal Musical Association; British Scholars' Venetian Seminar; Early Music America; Music Critics Association; and British Society for Renaissance Studies.

Provenance

The papers (1525-1993) of Dr. Jane L. Berdes (1931-1993) were donated to the Duke University. David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library in 1993 by her husband, George Berdes.

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